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Concepts of Time
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Last Post:
Jun 18, 1996 8:26 PM




Re: Concepts of Time
Posted:
Jun 18, 1996 4:28 PM


In article <Ramona_Brighton1706961820010001@news.tlg.org>, Ramona Brighton <Ramona_Brighton@mensa.member.org> writes: >How do you figure that hours, minutes, and seconds are logical? There are >24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. It >would be far more logical to use numbers that are powers of 10, like the >metric system. >It's far easier for humans to calculate with those numbers.
Except that it is easier to use powers of 60 if you count in 60s, as the Sumerians did.
 Zakalwe



